Electoral district of Tarneit

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Tarneit District 2014.png
Location of Tarneit (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 2002
MP Telmo Languiller
Party Labor Party
Electors 43,971 (2014)
Area 124 km2 (47.9 sq mi)
Demographic Urban

The Electoral district of Tarneit is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It was created before the 2002 election where it replaced the seat of Werribee.

The seat is located in the south western suburbs of Melbourne, including Tarneit, Williams Landing, Truganina and the eastern parts of Hoppers Crossing. It is a safe seat for the Labor Party with a current margin of 14.6%.

The first member for the seat, elected in 2002, was Mary Gillett, formerly member for abolished Werribee. She was defeated for Labor preselection for the 2006 election by Tim Pallas, then chief of staff to Premier Steve Bracks. Following an electoral redistribution for the 2014 election, Pallas moved to the recreated seat of Werribee, and Telmo Languiller, formerly member for abolished Derrimut, replaced him in Tarneit.

Members for Tarneit[edit]

Member Party Term
  Mary Gillett Labor 2002–2006
  Tim Pallas Labor 2006–2014
  Telmo Languiller Labor 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Tarneit[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Telmo Languiller 17,446 46.8 −4.0
Liberal Dinesh Gourisetty 9,839 26.4 −5.1
Greens Rohan Waring 3,360 9.0 +0.1
Christians Lem Baguot 1,603 4.3 +4.3
Voice for the West Abdul Mujeeb Syed 1,106 3.0 +3.0
Independent Joh Bauch 1,083 2.9 +2.9
Family First Seelan Govender 931 2.5 −2.3
Independent Safwat Ali 764 2.1 +2.0
Rise Up Australia Clement Francis 657 1.8 +1.8
Independent Chin Loi 491 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 37,280 91.9 −2.7
Informal votes 3,276 8.1 +2.7
Turnout 40,556 92.2 +13.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Telmo Languiller 24,139 64.6 +3.5
Liberal Dinesh Gourisetty 13,239 35.4 −3.5
Labor hold Swing +3.5


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